Harlington Upper School students celebrate excellent A Level results

Harlington Upper School is celebrating an excellent set of A Level results, after two years of hard work and determination from students who faced 'new and challenging' exams.

Thursday, 16th August 2018, 6:21 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd September 2018, 10:08 pm

The school was filled with smiling faces this morning as pupils received their grades, with many achieving As and A*s and two students winning a place at The University of Oxford.

Headteacher, Shawn Fell, said: “At Harlington there were many smiling faces as results have been excellent again this year.

“Results were even better than last year, despite the introduction of new challenging A level exams.

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“Overall almost 70% of all results were grades A*-C.

“This has been achieved in the first year that the majority of A level grades were decided solely by final exams, with no link to coursework or AS-levels.”

The following students gained an impressive three or more grades at A*/A:

Olivia Budhram who will go on to study History at University of Oxford; Cherie Chung will take up a place at University of Surrey to Study Psychology; Catrin Ellis will study Biological and Medicinal Chemistry at University of York; Danny Fraser will study Medicine at University of Exeter; Seyi Obembe will study Mathematics at University of Warwick; Helena Platt will attend University College London to study Modern Languages; Cameron White-Spunner will study Biological Sciences at University of Oxford.

There were many other notable successes this year. Students gaining at least 2 grades at A*/A included:

Sophia Barinov (Drama, Theatre and Performance at University of Sussex); Daniel Barton (Mathematics with Finance at University of Leeds); Thomas Ewing (Masters in Electronic Engineering with Music Technology at University of York); Georgina Halford (English Literature and Creative Writing at University of Warwick); Tim Highnam (Apprenticeship at Deloitte, London); Callum Hughes (Mechanical Engineering at University of Nottingham); Declan Hughes (Engineering at University of Warwick); David Lowings (History at University of Birmingham); Phoebe Parry (Aerospace Engineering at University of Manchester); Hannan Shah (Computer Science at University of Bath); Gabriel Swain (Geography at University of Birmingham); Carrie Walker (Diagnostic Radiography and Medical Imaging at University of Portsmouth); Sammi Wuidart (Design Crafts at De Montfort University).

Headteacher, Shawn Fell, concluded: “The excellent A Level results at Harlington Upper School as this year are well-deserved by our hardworking students.

“Our students have gained superb results and are now ready to take up their well-deserved university places, apprenticeships and employment. It has been wonderful to witness so many delighted students collecting results at the school this morning.

“This year the majority of A level qualifications followed the new reformed specifications where grades are decided solely by final exams, with no link to coursework or AS-levels.

“Students have been guided by their dedicated teachers and supportive parents who do so much for their children and the school.”

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